Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dzigar Kongtrul: "It's Up to You" Book Release Talk

I really enjoyed this book when I read it. Be patient as they move through the ritual chanting at the beginning (this is a part of Buddhism I find out-dated).

Dzigar Kongtrül was born in Northern India, the son of the highly respected Buddhist lama Neten Choling Rinpoche. After being recognized as a reincarnation of the nonsectarian master Jamgön Kongtrül Lodro Thaye, he received extensive traditional training in all aspects of Tibetan Buddhist doctrine.

In 1990, he began a five-year tenure as a professor of Buddhist philosophy at Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado. He also founded Mangala Shri Bhuti, his own teaching organization, during this period. He has established a mountain retreat center, Longchen Jigme Samten Ling, in southern Colorado. When not guiding students in long-term retreats and not in retreat himself, Rinpoche travels widely throughout the world teaching and furthering his own education.

It's Up to You, The Practice of Self-Reflection on the Buddhist Path, By Dzigar Kongtrul, Foreword by Pema Chodron.

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